Plextor to Show Off Next-Generation M6 Solid-State Drives Next Week

Plextor’s New SSD to Feature Toggle NAND Flash, Extreme Performance

by Anton Shilov
08/07/2013 | 11:20 PM

Plextor, leading developer and manufacturer of high-performance digital storage devices, is slated to give a sneak preview of their new M6 solid-state drives at the Flash Memory Summit and Exhibition next week in California. The new SSDs will feature extremely fast multi-level cell NAND flash memory and will work very rapidly.

 

The M6 features the next generation of Plextor’s proprietary TrueSpeed technology working in tandem with the Marvell 88SS9187 controller for enhanced performance and reliability. The new drive will also feature the latest generation of A19 Toggle NAND flash from Toshiba and an ultra-slim 5mm casing. Additional product specifications and a formal release date are expected to be announced in the coming months.

In addition to the M6, Plextor will also be displaying its complete lineup of storage solutions. Included are Plextor’s flagship M5 Pro Extreme and M5S series, the critically acclaimed M5M mSATA drive, and their much-anticipated M.2 form-factor drive. The M.2 (formerly new generation form factor or NGFF) is the new industry standard form factor and is slated to replace drives such as the mPCIe, mSATA, and other versions of the blade SSD.

The Flash Memory Summit will also be an opportunity for Plextor to showcase their breakout year in the enterprise and industrial storage space with a wide range of new solid-state solutions and applications. Among the products on display will be enterprise cloud storage solutions, temperature and power-safe storage for automotive applications, embedded eMMC solutions for use in cellphones and tablets, and drives built for industrial device applications, such as POS machines and digital signage.